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ALBANY | A week into the new session, state lawmakers reached a deal with Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) aimed at preventing limousine crashes like the one that killed 20 people, including some who had ties to the North Country, in Schoharie County in Oct '18 Read more

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ALBANY | State Senator Betty Little has introduced legislation proposing to make daylight savings time (DST) permanent in New York State, which would mean more hours of late-day sunlight year-round. Read more

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As we kick off 2020, I wanted to update you on the important work that my Congressional office has been able to accomplish on your behalf over the past year. Read more

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Elise Stefanik

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WASHINGTON, D.C. | Congresswoman Stefanik is a co-sponsor of the bipartisan Bill’s Promise Act, legislation that would direct the GAO to conduct a comprehensive assessment of how individuals on pretrial release are monitored at federal, state, and... Read more

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QUEENSBURY | The controversial state Bail and Discovery Reform laws which went into effect Jan. 1 has forced the release of suspects who are linked to serious crimes, Warren County officials were informed last week. Read more

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ELIZABETHTOWN | In his State of the State and Executive Budget address last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo outlined several measures to small business cut taxes. And Sen. Little honored; longest-serving GOP member of legislature. Read more

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PLATTSBURGH | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Chateaugay) announced that legislation he authored to ensure schools continue to receive state aid when they are forced to close due to state or local emergencies has passed the Assembly (A.7114). Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s fourth “State of the State” address to lawmakers was faced with hecklers from inside the State House last Thursday. Read more

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NEW YORK STATE | Legislation providing clear legal direction for campground owners needing to remove long-term guests who are disruptive has been signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Read more

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WILLSBORO | Cameras are mounted below Stop-Arms on all Willsboro Central School buses. New law allows use of footage to investigate possible violations. Read more

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We all know how difficult it can be to decipher which electric companies and plans are most cost-efficient. It’s vital that North Country families are informed and know how to carefully shop for the best rates, and make smart financial decisions. Read more

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Mark Levine

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MIDDLEBURY | The state of Vermont has kicked off a new, online marijuana education campaign that is aimed at the state’s often unreported, high rate of cannabis use. But will it help stem growing marijuana use, especially by young people, locally? Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Peter Welch

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WASHINGTON D.C. | On Dec. 4, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved legislation to crack down on unwanted and predatory robocalls.  The House vote was 417-3. Read more

The Vermont Eagle

Betty Little announces retirement

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NEW YORK | New York state Republican Sen. Betty Little has announced that she will not be running for re-election in 2020, choosing not to run against five-year-long Clinton County treasurer and Democratic Senate runner Kimberly Davis. Read more

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NORTH COUNTRY | Assemblyman Billy Jones (D-Plattsburgh) and Sen. Betty Little (R-Queensbury) have announced that they introduced “The Randy Preston Salt Reduction Act” to tackle road salt pollution in the Adirondacks. Read more

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MIDDLEBURY | The U.S. government’s interim final rule on growing commercial hemp (cannabis), establishing the U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program, was announced on Oct. 31. Read more

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